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Welcome to the Candy House

Jennifer Egan with Zsuzsi Gartner

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“Never trust a candy house”—so the saying goes in Jennifer Egan’s new novel, The Candy House. But you can trust Egan to deliver high-dopamine levels of audacity, bravado, and exhilarating delight in her sibling novel to the cult classic A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won her the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as a legion of die-hard fans. What Goon Squad did for the rock ‘n’ roll biz, The Candy House does for our technology-saturated culture. Minor characters from Goon Squad take centre stage here, including Bix Bouton, now a tech demi-god whose seductive product, “Own Your Unconscious,” allows users to upload every memory they’ve ever had, and to share that storehouse in exchange for access to the memories of others. Come hear Jennifer Egan, author of what USA Today calls “maybe the smartest novel you read all year,” in conversation with Zsuzsi Gartner.

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